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STEAM Stories Construction Site (First Engineering Words)

First Engineering Words

Illustrated by Liza Lewis
Published by Little Genius Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

An edu-taining new series that introduces simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math words in an engaging, rhyming story. 

Children love construction sites, and they love learning new words! And that’s the premise behind Construction Site!, the second book in our STEAM Stories series. With bright, active, and energetic illustrations featuring construction vehicles and workers and simple rhyming text, this book follows along as two classmates watch their old school get torn down and the new one get built. Written with preschool curriculum vocabulary words in mind, each page features one or more engineering term, such as demolish, excavator, debris, architect, foundation, pulley, and more, all of which are defined on the last spread. Relatable and entertaining, the story ends with the classmates walking in their new building for the first day of school while waving goodbye to the construction workers!

About The Author

Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children's books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.

About The Illustrator

Liza Lewis began her career as a graphic designer before pursuing her passion for illustration. Her work is infused with wonderful textures and colors, and with great creativity and fun. She gets loads of inspiration from her family, dog, cat, animals, toys, music, art, fabrics and plants - anything really!  Liza lives in Southampton, England. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Genius Books (February 15, 2022)
  • Length: 24 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781953344403
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 3 - 6

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